How to Feel More Confident About Your Work Performance

How to Feel More Confident About Your Work Performance

Dear Office Mom,

I have a question relating to my progress at work. I am very quiet and reserved. A few times I brought these concerns to the attention of my boss. I find that I tend to ask a lot of questions and get corrected for something on a daily basis. Anytime that I feel confident, something is thrown in my face about how it could be done differently… ~Concerned

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How to Work Around a Bevy of Mean Middle Aged Girls in the Office

How to Work Around a Bevy of Mean Middle Aged Girls in the Office

Dear Office Mom,

I'm hoping you might be able to help me with a workplace dilemma. I've been with my current employer for two years, and there has been a lot of tension and drama in our department. There is a Queen Bee with a clique that follows whatever she says. She is a major gossip and self-described 'mean girl'. They tend to binge drink, come to work with hangovers and arrive late almost daily. I don't drink or party, so I'm the odd man out. Since I am quiet and never stand up for myself, I have become a target.

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No, You Don't Have to Attend Lame Work Events on Your Own Time

No, You Don't Have to Attend Lame Work Events on Your Own Time

Dear Office Mom,

My manager asked our team if anyone was going to the full department holiday Potluck that starts at 4:30 pm tomorrow. Most said they weren’t sure but were thinking about it. She continues to mention that we needed to make sure to let her know if we do so that we can adjust our hours. All of us looked a little confused by that statement. She said if we wanted to attend, then we would need to come in 30 minutes early and if we came in at our regular time and attended the event, then we would need to submit PTO… ~ Kari

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How to Adjust After a Company Merger and You Don't Like Your New Role

How to Adjust After a Company Merger and You Don't Like Your New Role

Recently my company merged with another. We all got to keep "our jobs" but our job titles were changed. At first we were given the impression we'd be doing the same jobs under different titles, but I was switched to another role, of which I have no direct experience and I’m not comfortable and find it emotionally distressing…


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